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December 2007

  • Menu

    A Southern New Year´s Day Supper

    Black-eyed peas and collard greens ensure luck in the coming year.

  • How-To

    How to Wash and Dry Leafy Greens

    The best way to get the grit out of lettuce, chard, kale and more

  • Recipe

    Plum & Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

    For this cake, thinly sliced Italian plums are strewn into the bottom of a pan, the batter is poured in, and then blueberries are scattered over. During baking, many of…

  • Article

    Special Occasion Beef Roasts

    Prime rib, tenderloin and sirloin roasts make impressive centerpieces to the holiday meal.

  • Menu

    A Passage to India

    A weeknight dinner party? Absolutely, if you choose this laid-back, Indian-spiced meal that can be prepared in about two hours: Indian-spiced chicken, basmati rice, creamy spinach and a mango parfait.

  • Article

    Add a Tangy Kick: Louisiana Hot Sauce

    There’s a world of hot sauce out there, but there’s nothing quite like the piquant zing of Louisiana-style sauces. Why? Louisiana hot sauces are vinegar-based, so along with a spicy…

  • Article

    Ask the Expert: Storing Wine

    How to keep your bottles in peak drinking condition

  • Article

    Don't Freeze Wine

    Q: Does freezing leftover wine affect the taste? Should it be used only for cooking, or is it still possible to drink after thawing? Carolyn Eriksen, St. Louis, MO A: Freezing…

  • Article

    Removing Wine Labels

    Q: What’s the best way to remove the label from a bottle of wine (to save in a scrapbook)? Betsy Jennings, via email, None A: Some wine labels can be removed…

  • Article

    Storing Sparkling Wine

    Q: I’ve heard that storing sparkling wine or Champagne in the refrigerator for more than a short time will ruin it because the vibration of the refrigerator motor will somehow make…